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What documents can I use to verify my income?

When you apply through Maryland Health Connection, you may be requested to provide documentation to verify information you provided in your application.

The following types of documents are accepted for verification of income. Other verification documents may be accepted if you do not have the specific type listed here:

  • Most recent pay stubs (two weekly; two biweekly; or one monthly)
  • Tax records or returns
  • Unemployment Award Notice
  • Business records
  • Statement of Projected Earnings
  • Department of Labor statement
  • Employer letter
  • Income Source Statement
  • Social Security Administration benefits information (e.g. Benefit Verification Letter, also called a Budget Letter; Benefits Letter or Income Letter; Payment History; Earning Record)
  • Signed Affidavit of Current Income


  • 1040 SE with Schedule C, F, or SE (for self-employment income)
  • 1065 Schedule K1 with Schedule E
  • Tax return
  • Bookkeeping records Receipts for ALL allowable expenses
  • Bank Statements (personal & business) and cancelled checks
  • Signed time sheets and receipt of payroll, if you have employees
  • Most recent quarterly or year-to-date profit and loss statement

Unearned Income

  • Annuity statement
  • Statement of pension distribution from any government or private source
  • Worker’s compensation letter
  • Prizes, settlements, and awards, including court-ordered awards letter
  • Proof of gifts and contributions
  • Proof of inheritances in cash or property
  • Proof of strike pay and other benefits from unions
  • Sales receipts or other proof of money received from the sale, exchange or replacement of things you own
  • Interests and dividends income statement
  • Loan statement showing loan proceeds
  • Royalty income statement or 1099-MISC
  • Proof of bonus/incentive payments (like a letter of bank statement showing deposit)
  • Proof of severance pay
  • Pay stub indicating sick pay
  • Letter, deposit, or other proof of deferred compensation payments
  • Pay stub indicating substitute/assistant pay
  • Pay stub indicating vacation pay
  • Proof of residuals
  • Letter, deposit, or other proof of travel/business reimbursement pay